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    Weekend catch-up: Defence White Paper, The Embarrassed Colonialist, China’s central bank, Abenomics, South China Sea and more
    Feb26

    Weekend catch-up: Defence White Paper, The Embarrassed Colonialist, China’s central bank, Abenomics, South China Sea and more

    What a week on The Interpreter. A cyclone in Fiji, the launch of the latest Lowy Institute Paper, The Embarrassed Colonialist, and the release of the long-awaited 2016 Defence White Paper. Starting with the aforementioned White Paper, Andrew O’Neil pointed out one possible flaw: DWP2016 contains some notable flaws in its strategic...

    Who Would Benefit From A Syria Partition?
    Feb26

    Who Would Benefit From A Syria Partition?

    February 26, 2016 In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments in Russia and the broader region. This week, experts respond to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement that a partition of Syria is an increasingly likely alternative if peace talks fail. Michael Kofman, Public Policy...

    Socialism and famine
    Feb26

    Socialism and famine

    My colleague Mark Perry posted recently a great excerpt from Alan Charles Kors’ classic essay on the ghastly death toll caused by socialism, and the disgraceful willingness of so many “intellectuals” to avert their eyes from that tragic reality. I urge everyone to read Mark’s post; and let me add two observations.First, The Black Book...

    Russia Gives Afghanistan Guns, Slams U.S. Policy
    Feb26

    Russia Gives Afghanistan Guns, Slams U.S. Policy

    Openly critical of the U.S. presence and policies, Kremlin officials seek deeper ties to the Kabul government – and the Taliban. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The history behind Ukraine’s Eurovision song about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars
    Feb26

    The history behind Ukraine’s Eurovision song about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars

    Most entries to the Eurovision song contest are frothy pop tunes, but this year’s contribution from Ukraine addresses Stalin’s deportation of the entire Tatar population of Crimea in May 1944. It may seem an odd choice, but is actually very timely if we dig a little into the history of mass repression and inter-ethnic tensions in the...

    Russia Rejects Bellingcat’s MH17 Report
    Feb26

    Russia Rejects Bellingcat’s MH17 Report

    Report on Russian brigade’s involvement in Malaysian plane’s downing over Ukraine full unworthy of ‘serious comment,’ Defense Ministry says. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Avoiding early parliamentary elections would be the top priority for Poroshenko
    Feb26

    Avoiding early parliamentary elections would be the top priority for Poroshenko

    Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out. The failure to create a new majority coalition may lead to early parliamentary elections, something President Petro Poroshenko has sought to avoid, fearing it could further destabilize the nation, the...

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Holland: Give our country the chance to break with the past
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Holland: Give our country the chance to break with the past

    Prominent Jewish religious and civic leaders have addressed a moving appeal to the people of the Netherlands who are due to shortly vote in a referendum on whether to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    New charges against Ukrainian hostage as surreal as those Russia forced to retract
    Feb26

    New charges against Ukrainian hostage as surreal as those Russia forced to retract

    The trial has begun in Russia of Serhiy Lytvynov on robbery charges which Russia’s Investigative Committee came up with after being forced to abandon a war crimes indictment based solely on lurid ‘confessions’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian Says No Elections Without Full Security in Donetsk-Luhansk
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Says No Elections Without Full Security in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Negotiations in the Minsk Contact Group on political issues are so configured as to push Ukraine into recognizing the Moscow-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR), first de facto and then de jure, through local elections and a “special status.” For its part, Ukraine shows increasing tenacity in resisting that push....

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